Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Get your silhouette Here!

Go here if you want to try to get this awesome Silhouette.  It is amazing!  She also had 4 ways to win this.  So go right now and check it out!

Friday, June 18, 2010

WOW! Where did this month go?

Is it just me, or did this month fly by? I can't believe that it's Fathers day this Sunday....ALREADY!
I just wanted to tell all of you that I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope all of those Dad's have an extra special weekend!
Also, keep checking back often because I'm working on a couple projects that I'll share with the rest of you when I'm finished.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A gift for all seasons

Father's day is just around the corner. Do you know what you're going to get for that special man in your life? Might I suggest a personalized checkerboard? With his kids/grandkids little faces on each checker piece, he will love to play. If you're interested in purchasing, you can go to my shop. My husband and I make them with quality wood, then I design the tops and checker pieces how ever you'd like them. Go Team! CheckerboardVintage checkerboard
I made this one for a customer's Dad for Christmas. Custom-made checker pieces

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Pant-leg skirt tutorial

Are your ready to make this , look like this!

O.k.....So this is what your going to need to make a skirt out of some pant legs.
1. Of course, you'll need a pair of pant legs
2. Scissors, ruler (or measuring tape)
3. 3/4 in. elastic
4. Ribbon, flowers, or anything you want to decorate it with.

So the first thing you'll want to do is cut each pant leg open right along the side of the inside seam, then just go ahead and cut off the entire inner seam.
So it should look like this
Then put the two pieces, right sides together, pin, and sew the sides.
BUT before you do that you might want to trim the top a
little to make it even. (It will help when it's time to make the casing for the elastic.)Then after the sides are sewn, press the seams to one side and stitch the seam down
(So it's easier to get the elastic through the casing.)
**NOTE: The "side" seams become the front and back seam. Although you could have the original "side" seam of the pant legs be the front and back seams,
that would look pretty cute too.
Then measure 1/4 in. on the the top of the skirt, and sew.
Then measure 1 in. for the casing. You can do more or less, depending on how big your
pant legs are/what size your little girl is.
**Just remember if you make your casing smaller than 1 in. that your elastic should be smaller too. ;)
Then, once you sew the casing, put your elastic through, sew it together really well so that it doesn't come apart inside your casing. Then, sew the casing shut, decorate your skirt if you want and VOILA! You have a cute skirt for your little girl! Enjoy!

Repurposing those pant legs

Ever make shorts out of your kids pants and wonder what could be done with those pant legs that you cut off?
Well I have always wondered what I could do with them.  Then I had an idea!  Why not make a little skirt for my 4 year old?  It would work...it had to work!  So I set to work.  This is what I came up with...

Stay tuned for the tutorial!